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300 East St, Ashburton 8300, New Zealand
(03) 308 1076
Today
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful Indian!

Visited these guys while in town on business. Ordered a Chicken Korma and Garlic Naan. One of the nicest Indian meals I have had. Nice creamy, spicy sauce and lovely chicken. Naan was awesome too. Lovely service, quick, restaurant was clean and tidy and seemed like a happy inviting place to have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
NickTaylorDunedin
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Visited these guys while in town on business. Ordered a Chicken Korma and Garlic Naan. One of the nicest Indian meals I have had. Nice creamy, spicy sauce and lovely chicken. Naan was awesome too. Lovely service, quick, restaurant was clean and tidy and seemed like a happy inviting place to have dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have only eaten take-out from Indian minar, but it is absolutely delicious! Never a disapointment, and the restaurant is always busy when I go in to pick up my meal. Would love to eat in one day. One of the best restaurants in Ashburton

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The patter and lovely hot spicy food was tantalizing and the service was prompt and friendly. We love Indian food so are hard judges having a lot to compare among restaurants but Indian Minar is Very Good approaching Excellent and I have some visitors coming who I plan to take there. The portions are generous - we left feeling full.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The food here is divine, some of the best Indian we've had! Rich, creamy curries and a very generous vegetarian platter to start. Nice and warm atmosphere on a cold night. Only negatives were the drink I ordered never actually made it to our table.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

great , all round experience, good food , good service. very friendly staff, quick service , no pressure , relaxed atmosphere, good décor. only criticism all the craft beers recommended on the drinks menu were not available

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lovely meal @ this time of day. Not many in as we were early in for lunch so the service was prompt. No waiting around, was rather nice. Food absolutely great! Thank you Indian Minar.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Best Indian I ever had. Great Atmosphere. Top notch food and service. Would visit again whenever I am back in Ashburton.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a meal there last week after not going there for some time. It was OK, nothing wrong with it but lacking depth of flavour. The service was good, the cleanliness was fine but it lacked excitement, tasted a bit tomatoey and mass made. I will give it another try in a month or two

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We very much enjoyed our eating experience at this restaurant. The staff are very welcoming, the restaurant had a relaxed ambience and the food is exquisite. The prices are reflective of the standard of food and service. I would highly recommend a visit to this restaurant.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have eaten in and they have great service but no very often. When we are too busy to cook my sons ask if we can have Indian takeaways and they always love the food and I never forget to order the naan bread.

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Additional Information about Indian Minar

Address: 300 East St, Ashburton 8300, New Zealand
Phone Number: (03) 308 1076
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 East St, Ashburton 8300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: (03) 308 1076

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?